The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Hanna Kinsella pregnant with first child with husband Martin

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Hanna and Martin Kinsella couldn’t be more happy when we meet up with them at their stunning two-bedroom apartment in Greater Manchester. And it’s no wonder, as the married couple – who found fame on The Real Housewives Of Cheshire in 2018 – have some exciting news to share. Hanna is expecting their first child!

The 32-year-old, who is 14 weeks pregnant, tells us straight away that she’s been desperate to shout the happy news from the rooftops. She also reveals she’s settled into pregnancy well and, amazingly, has had no morning sickness!

“I’ve been really lucky,” she tells us. “I’ve been tired and I feel drained, but it’s been smooth-sailing so far.”

The parents-to-be got hitched last September in a stunning ceremony in Liverpool Cathedral and since then have focused on their careers.

As well as her TV appearances, Hanna is a cosmetic dentist and runs her own practice, Kiln Lane Dental, while Martin is a cosmetic doctor and also has his own clinic, Re-Enhance in Cheshire. So it’s no surprise when the lockdown hit, the pair used the time off wisely to start baby making! “We had a laugh,” Hanna jokes with us as we discuss the exciting news.

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Despite the benefits of having lots of spare time, there have been some negatives from the pandemic. Martin was initially not allowed to go to Hanna’s 12-week appointment to prevent the risk of the spread of coronavirus and so the couple were forced to book into a private clinic for their “emotional” scan.

Here, the duo talk about whether they’ll find out the gender of their little one, how they feel about becoming parents and whether they’ll film the birth for the ITVBe reality show…

Congratulations to both of you. How are you feeling?

Hanna: We’re really excited. It’s obviously going to be a new chapter in our lives and we’re both at that point where we’re ready to start a family and enjoy that next era.

Martin: I’m really excited. It feels a bit surreal and it hasn’t quite sunk in. A lot of people have been telling me this is the start of the best time of my life, so I’m looking forward to the future.

Has it been hard keeping it a secret?

Hanna: Oh my God, I’ve wanted to shout it from the rooftops! It’s been the hardest thing to keep to myself. We decided quite early on that we wanted to tell both sets of parents and their reactions will be something I’ll never forget. My mum burst into tears.

When did you find out that you were pregnant, Hanna?

We all went into lockdown and I think Martin and I had a great time in lockdown! We’re usually like passing ships, so it was the first time we got to spend every hour of every day together. We spent the first few weeks eating, drinking, making TikToks and having a laugh and then around the fourth week into it I woke up and thought, “I don’t feel right. I feel different.” I did a test and that was it.

A lockdown baby! Where were you when you found out the news?

Hanna: I was at home.

Martin: I was cooking breakfast. Hanna was saying she knew that something was up, but I thought, “It’s so quick, it’s highly unlikely.” But then she called me from the bedroom and I knew straight away before I saw her. I could hear it in her voice.

Were you thinking about having a baby for a while?

Hanna: We always said it would be nice to have a family. We do like the idea of having a big family. We were of the mindset that we do need to get cracking, but we didn’t put any pressure on it. That month it did happen, was the first month we consciously thought…

Martin: Let’s try!

How was it going to your first scan with the coronavirus restrictions?

Hanna: It’s not been very nice really, because I’m with Macclesfield Hospital and you can’t go in with your partner there. The first scan was booked at the hospital and they said Martin couldn’t come in with me. With it being my first baby, I wanted my husband there so we booked a private scan and went together for that.

Martin: We feel sorry for other people who aren’t able to do that. It’s a really important experience and we both got quite emotional.

Is there a chance you might not be able to go in for the labour, Martin?

Martin: We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. I don’t think there’s any point in worrying or giving ourselves any unnecessary stress.

Hanna: It’s quite a scary concept for a lot of mums who’ve never done it before – to go into labour without your partner and then let them in at the last minute.

How has your body changed, Hanna?

I’m at that weird stage where I don’t quite look pregnant, but my body’s different. I can feel my hips have become a bit wider and my tummy feels different. There is a bit of a bump. When you’re at that in between stage, you’re thinking, “I hope people don’t think, ‘She’s had a good lockdown and stuffed her face.’”

Will you find out the sex before the birth?

Martin: It’s a really hard one. I have thought of the benefits of knowing, but I’d probably lean towards not knowing. Although, we talk to our unborn baby.

Hanna: [Laughs] We have little chats with it. Originally we were both set on the idea of a surprise, but we’ve changed our minds a bit. I’m thinking of the nursery and clothes and things I want to buy for it. I’m torn.

Martin: It’d be nice to imagine the baby as what the gender is.

Do you have a preference on the sex?

Hanna: Since day one I’ve had a feeling I’m having a boy. I’ve always said I want a house full of girls, but now that I’m thinking about the idea of having a boy, I really don’t mind.

Martin: I’d be happy with either. I share the same gut feeling about it being a boy.

Have you spoken about names?

Hanna: We’ve got a few ideas. We agree on most things. We’ve got a shortlist.

Does Hanna get the final say on the names, Martin?

No! When it comes to important things we do agree. But I wouldn’t be happy with it if she wasn’t happy with it.

Hanna: Vice versa. I’m from a Persian heritage and I think it would be nice to have a name that you could say in Iranian and in English.

What kind of parents do you think you’ll be?

Hanna: I cannot wait to be a mum and to have a little human being and teach it everything I know, shape their personality and watch them grow up into adulthood. I’m so excited for that entire journey. Martin and I have got such similar values and principles in life that everything we do, we’ll do together. We’ll be fun, but when it comes to school work, I think we’ll be straight-talking.

How do you feel about becoming a dad, Martin?

I’m really excited and I can’t wait.

Hanna: We’re both excited to meet this baby!

Have you had any thoughts on what kind of birth you’ll have?

Hanna: I’ve not made a definitive decision, because there are so many options. I’ll have a clear idea on what I’m going to do more towards my 20-week scan.

Will we see the baby on the The Real Housewives Of Cheshire?

Hanna: The producers would have the cameras there at the birth if they could! Only joking. They’re going to follow the pregnancy as it’s part of my life. This poor baby has no idea it’s already going to be plastered all over TV. It’ll be the next series when the baby will be here, so it’s something we’ll think about.

You run your own practices. Will you slow things down when the baby arrives?

Hanna: I’m going to have to take my foot off the pedal when it comes to the practice. I’d like to have some time off initially, definitely the first six months. I’m in a fortunate position with my practice that I have the dentists that work there and keep things ticking over. I’d always like to keep my hands in my work and pick up a day or two after the baby’s born.

Martin: Since lockdown, I’ve been working less. It’s helpful we’ve got our family close.

Hanna: I’d have a couple of very angry grandmas if I went and got a nanny.

You got married last September. Has your relationship changed since then?

Hanna: The whole marriage thing has brought me closer to Martin and we’ve got a stronger bond. It’s been very special.

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How many children do you want?

Hanna: I’ve always wanted a big family. I’d like to have three or four.

Martin: We’ve both got one sibling, but we’d like to have had more brothers or sisters.

How is filming for this series going?

Hanna: Obviously with all the coronavirus regulations it’s been hard, because there are so many protocols. Especially when I told the girls, their first reaction was that they wanted to give me a big hug and a kiss, but you can’t. Their reactions were amazing. Rachel [Lugo] cried and Seema [Malhotra] couldn’t believe it. Everyone is really happy for us.

Your home is beautiful. Will this be your family home?

Hanna: We moved into this apartment three years ago and we completely renovated it. I feel like it’s our labour of love. It’s a perfect house for a young professional couple, but when it comes to kids, I think we’ll want to move to a big house with a big garden at some stage.

How will you decorate the nursery?

Hanna: I think I’ll make it jungle-themed.

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